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BTCC Thruxton 1 ?????? Giovanardi leads Plato home

The British Touring Car title duellists Fabrizio Giovanardi and Jason Plato finished first and second in the first race at Thruxton. The first of the three races that will decide the title was hit by a spate of tyre failures that affected most of the title contenders?????? team mates. It leaves Plato six points ahead […]

“Winning is not enough: the autobiography” (Jackie Stewart, 2007)

How many F1 books are titled as an afterthought? There are plenty of biographies on my bookshelf with cheesy titles like “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Driven to Win”. But “Winning is not Enough” is not just a casual pun. It’s a theme that runs right through the core of an autobiography of a […]

F1 in the blogs 45: Made in Japan

In the F1 blogs this week there’s paranoid, delusional, conspiracy theory claptrap. But that’s just one article – the rest are rather good including a great piece on Japan’s F1 drivers and a brand new feed from the Sidepodcast team.

This week’s F1 alternative: BTCC Thruxton

There’s plenty of good racing on this weekend while F1 has its last weekend off before the championship decider. Top of the bill has to be the thrillingly close title duel between Jason Plato and Fabrizio Giovanardi in British Touring Cars that’s been raging all year. But if you like your racing with a fat […]

F1 in the news 54: Glock set for Toyota

In the F1 news this week Timo Glock is rumoured to be about to sign for Toyota for 2008, while expectations grow that Fernando Alonso will be back in Renault colours next year. Meanwhile F1 fans can give their feedback on the sport in the Pitpass survey and Switzerland elects to uphold its 52-year ban […]

Debate: Do the FIA engineer championship showdowns?

There are often allegations that the FIA favours one driver, or team, over another. I don’t take those claims very seriously. But it does sometimes seem as though decisions are made with the purpose of engineering championship showdowns at the final round of the year. After all, it keeps up public interest in the season. […]

Top ten… Most notorious backmarkers

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Kazuki Nakajima makes his Grand Prix debut this weekend. Long time Grand Prix fans will remember the one occasion his father made a decisive move at the front of the field – by taking Ayrton Senna’s front wing off during the Brazilian Grand Prix while Senna was lapping him. But that’s by no means the […]

Alonso and Prodrive central to 2008 driver market

The news that Prodrive will not be using McLaren’s chassis next year raises more questions about who will be racing in F1 in 2008. Ralf Schumacher is leaving Toyota but his F1 career may not yet be over. Alexander Wurz’s departure opens up a space at Williams. And of course there is the unresolved question […]

The Ben Evans column: Hamilton’s Mansell moment

Watching Sunday’s Chinese GP, I found that Mark Blundell’s summation ‘I believe Lewis did nothing wrong’ – bordered somewhere between the scarcely credible and utterly preposterous. Is that ‘nothing wrong – aside from crashing in the pit lane and dicing with Raikkonen when it was totally unnecessary’? Much as Nigel Mansell did in Mexico in […]

Kazuki Nakajima to make F1 race debut

Kazuki Nakajima will take Alexander Wurz’s place at Williams for the final race of 2007 following the Austrian’s retirement. Nakajima, 22, was the highest-placed rookie in F1′s feeder category GP2 this year. Driving for the DAMS team he ended the year fifth, and though he didn’t win a race he scored five consecutive podiums in […]